This week the Christian Fiction Review Blog features THE VOID, by Mark Mynheir. This is an excellent story if you like mysteries, speculative fiction, science fiction, or just a plain good story, believable characters, realistic situations (for the most part) and a brilliant imagination.
Special Agent Roberta "Robbie" Sanchez, with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been spending her time trying to put bad guys behind bars. She has a personal reason for doing so, but between this and taking care of her mother, who has Alzheimer's, she's beginning to burn out. The last thing she needs is another big case, which is exactly just what she gets. She can't turn this one down either, because it involves the homicide of a fellow police officer, Brad Worthington of the Palm Bay Police Department.
All this sounds like the makings of a good mystery novel, something that I might write or read. Yet the book goes further than just a clever murderer. We find ourselves taking a closer look at a company called LifeTex. Something's going on there that is definitely off kilter. When doctors break every imaginable law, both federal and international, to clone a human being, a genetically perfect human, the do more than "create" life, which is in reality an illusion. All they've created is a functioning human body with a void, an emptiness waiting to be filled. And filled it is with something they never, ever dreamed of, not in their worst nightmares. The trouble now becomes how do you fight something unless you are ready to accept its ability to exist?
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